AirAsia celebrates inter-Asean connectivity with new Manila-Jakarta flights #AirAsiainJakarta

(L-R) Rifai Taberi, Commercial Director AirAsia Indonesia AirAsia Philippines CEO Capt. Dexter Comendador AirAsia Cabin Crew
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AirAsia Manila-Jakarta flights #AirAsiainJakarta

Good News!! AirAsia is now flying from Manila to Jakarta, the capital city of #WonderfulIndonesia, further strengthening the airline’s commitment as a truly Asean carrier.

Manila-Jakarta flights - Traditional water cannon salute upon arrival at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport.
Manila-Jakarta flights – Traditional water cannon salute upon arrival at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport.

AirAsia, voted the World’s Best Low-Cost Carrier for nine years running, flew its maiden flight from Manila to Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta today with send-off ceremonies held at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3.

AirAsia flight Z2 235 with the pilot in command AirAsia Philippines CEO Captain Dexter Comendador left Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport with 100% pax load and was welcomed by a traditional water cannon salute upon arrival at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport.

AirAsia Philippines CEO Dexter Comendador said, “AirAsia is a product of Asean and we are so proud to be part of this region we call home. We are thrilled to add another Asean destination into our ever-growing network. We do love Asean so much that today we are starting Manila – Jakarta and by next week or on January 19, we are to fly Manila – Bali next.”

(L-R) AirAsia Cabin Crew I Ketut Ferry Utameyasa , Senior Manager of Aeronautical Commercial Division, Angkasa Pura 2 Adji Gunawan, CEO of PT Jasa Angkasa Semesta Tbk AirAsia Philippines CEO Capt. Dexter Comendador Marianne Ludwina, CFO PT Jasa Angkasa Semesta Tbk AirAsia Philippines Chairperson Maan Hontiveros Dendy Kurniawan, CEO of AirAsia Group in Indonesia Hon. Budi Dhewajani, Charge d'affaires, Embassy of The Republic of Indonesia in Manila
(L-R) AirAsia Cabin Crew, I Ketut Ferry Utameyasa , Senior Manager of Aeronautical Commercial Division, Angkasa Pura 2 Adji Gunawan, CEO of PT Jasa Angkasa Semesta Tbk, AirAsia Philippines CEO Capt. Dexter Comendador, Marianne Ludwina, CFO PT Jasa Angkasa Semesta Tbk, AirAsia Philippines Chairperson Maan Hontiveros, Dendy Kurniawan, CEO of AirAsia Group in Indonesia, Hon. Budi Dhewajani, Charge d’affaires, Embassy of The Republic of Indonesia in Manila
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Officers from the Embassy of Indonesia to the Philippines led by Charge d’affaires Budi Dhewajani and Hidayat Zakaira joined AirAsia Philippines Chairperson Maan Hontiveros aboard the inaugural flight from Manila to Jakarta along with guests from start-ups business community, Filipina CEO Circle in the Philippines and members of the media.

AirAsia Group CEO for Indonesia, Mr. Dendy Kurniawan, and officials from transportation, tourism and airport ministries in Indonesia, meanwhile, welcomed the Philippine group at a ceremonial dinner held in Seribu Rasa Menteng in Jakarta.

“We want to bring the people across the Asean region closer together with our new flights connecting Manila to Jakarta and Bali following our Manila – Ho Chi Minh City last November, we are looking at adding new routes to Thailand this year and further expand our Asean footprint to serve more and more communities.” Comendador said.

(L-R) Rifai Taberi, Commercial Director AirAsia Indonesia AirAsia Philippines CEO Capt. Dexter Comendador AirAsia Cabin Crew
(L-R) Rifai Taberi, Commercial Director AirAsia Indonesia, AirAsia Philippines CEO Capt. Dexter Comendador, AirAsia Cabin Crew

AirAsia also offers several flights to Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia and Singapore from Manila and Cebu in the Philippines.

Keep updated with AirAsia’s latest promotion and activities via twitter (@AirAsiaFilipino), Facebook (facebook.com/AirAsiaPH) and on Instagram (@AirAsiaFilipino).

About AirAsia Philippines:

AirAsia Philippines is a wholly owned subsidiary of AirAsia Inc. which is a joint venture company among Filipino investors Antonio O. Cojuangco, former Ambassador Alfredo M. Yao, Michael L. Romero, Marianne B. Hontiveros, and Malaysia’s AirAsia Berhad.

AAP operates a fleet of 17 aircraft with domestic and international flights out of hubs in Manila, Cebu, and Kalibo.  The airline operates several flights to/from Manila, Davao, Cebu, Kalibo, Caticlan (Boracay), Tacloban, Tagbilaran (Bohol), Puerto Princesa (Palawan), Clark, and Iloilo in the Philippines with international flights to/from Shanghai, Taipei, Incheon (Seoul), Hong Kong, Macau, Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu, Guangzhou, Vietnam, Indonesia and Singapore.

AAP is part of the AirAsia Group that has been awarded the World’s Best Low-Cost Carrier for nine consecutive years running by Skytrax since 2009 to 2017.

Also See: AirAsia adds direct flights to Kuala Lumpur from Davao City

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